Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Elite group of defensive prospects
  • Several NHL ready prospects
  • Deep group of speedy, gritty forwards
Weaknesses
  • Many prospects are long-term projects
  • Many prospects are high risk/reward

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Pro
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
CHL
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
NCAA
Playing in NCAA
Europe
Playing in Europe
Junior
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
N/A
Not Categorized Yet

Goaltenders

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Matt Murray Pro 7.5 C
2. Tristan Jarry CHL 7.5 D
3. Sean Maguire NCAA 6.5 D

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Daniel Sprong CHL 7.5 C
2. Blaine Byron NCAA 7.0 D
3. Josh Archibald Pro 6.5 C
4. Anton Zlobin Pro 6.5 D
5. Jaden Lindo CHL 6.5 D
6. Bryan Rust Pro 6.0 B
7. Matia Marcantuoni Pro 6.0 C
8. Tyler Biggs Pro 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Scott Wilson Pro 6.5 B
2. Conor Sheary Pro 6.5 C
3. Tom Kühnhackl Pro 6.5 D
4. Sergei Plotnikov Pro 6.5 B
5. Dominik Uher Pro 6.0 C
6. Troy Josephs NCAA 6.0 C
7. Frederik Tiffels NCAA 6.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jake Guentzel NCAA 7.5 D
2. Teddy Blueger NCAA 7.0 C
3. Jean-Sebastien Dea Pro 7.0 C
4. Dominik Simon Europe 7.0 D
5. Oskar Sundqvist Europe 6.5 B
6. Sam Lafferty NCAA 6.5 D
7. Anthony Angello NCAA 6.5 D
8. Nikita Pavlychev Junior 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Derrick Pouliot Pro 8.0 B
2. Brian Dumoulin Pro 6.5 B
3. Ryan Segalla NCAA 6.5 D
4. Adam Clendening Pro 6.0 B
5. Harrison Ruopp Pro 6.0 C
6. Reid McNeill Pro 6.0 C
7. Jeff Taylor NCAA 6.0 C
8. Dane Birks NCAA 6.0 D

Pittsburgh Penguins 2015 NHL Draft Preview

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Photo: Pittsburgh's 1st round choice in 2014 (22nd overall), Kasperi Kapanen came crossed the ocean to join the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for the playoffs, scoring five points in seven games. (Courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Pittsburgh’s 1st round choice in 2014 (22nd overall), Kasperi Kapanen came crossed the ocean to join the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for the playoffs, scoring five points in seven games. (Courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have not experienced a great deal of success at the NHL draft in recent years. The team has frequently traded away their first and second round picks and have failed to find much in the way of talent in the later rounds. That lack of organizational depth came to a head in the 2014-15 season, as the team sputtered offensively down the stretch and did not have the talent in the middle and bottom of their lineup to do any damage in the playoffs. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft: Hockey’s Future Staff Mock Draft

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Match Marner - Lawson Crouse - Noah Hanifin - Jack Eichel - Connor McDavid - Dylan Strome - 2015 NHL Draft Top Prospects

Photo: 2015 NHL Draft prospects (front l-r) Mitch Marner and Lawson Crouse, and (back I-r) Noah Hanifin, Jack Eichel, Connor McDavid, and Dylan Strome are players expected to be chosen at the top of the draft being held in Sunrise, FL on 6/26 & 27 (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Just like that, another year is over. The Chicago Blackhawks have won their third Stanley Cup in six years, elevating the team’s exciting roster to dynasty status. For the rest of the league, the 2015 NHL Draft now looms large on the calendar, taking place June 26th and 27th at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Read more»

Hockey’s Future 2015 NHL Prospect of the Year: Larkin parlays strong NCAA season into first pro contract

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Dylan Larkin - University of Michigan

Photo: Detroit Red Wings prospect Dylan Larkin turned in a strong freshman season for the University of Michigan, posting 15 goals and 47 points in 35 games in 2014-15 (courtesy of Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Considering all the factors involved – position, league, age, to name a few – it isn’t easy to compare prospects across multiple levels. But, because there can be only one Hockey’s Future NHL Prospect of the Year, we set out to make those comparisons. Read more»

2010 NHL Draft: Verdict still out on Pittsburgh Penguins draft class

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Photo: Beau Bennett is ready to break out  after getting into injury trouble in each of his last four seasons. (Courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Beau Bennett is ready to break out after getting into injury trouble in each of his last five seasons. (Courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

The Pittsburgh Penguins went into the 2010 NHL Draft looking to increase their offensive depth and came away using four of their six picks that year on forwards. While they have yet to meet their projected potential, several look like they could develop into solid NHL players. Read more»

SHL Prospects Notebook, June, 2015: A new champion, NHL Draft prospects, and more in this 2014-15 wrap-up

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Axel Holmstrom - Skelleftea AIK

Photo: Skelleftea AIK forward and Detroit Red Wings prospect Axel Holmstrom had a breakout season in the SHL in 2014-15 and was a driving force in Skelleftea’s run to the SHL finals (courtesy of Skelleftea AIK/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)

The 2014-15 season in Sweden wrapped up a good month ago and was quickly followed by an exciting World Championship tournament that featured a Swedish team with a number of SHL, NLA, and KHL-based players – one that couldn’t get further than the quarterfinals, however. Read more»

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